Draft Guidance Note on Landscape and Visual Impacts of Cumulative Build Up of Houses in the Countryside

A draft guidance note (PDF) has been prepared to provide further advice on the landscape and visual impacts associated with the build-up of new houses in the open countryside.

Cumulative build-up indicators have been prepared to provide further detail on assessing build up and determining when it is unacceptable.

The draft guidance note focuses on eight study areas identified as housing in the countryside hotspots. The study areas are:

  • Birnie
  • Archiestown
  • Rafford
  • Craigellachie
  • Miltonhill
  • Letterfourie
  • Roseisle
  • Mosstowie

The draft guidance note identifies that there are limited opportunities to accommodate additional development within areas and areas where no further development should be permitted. Paper copies are available to view at all of our access points and libraries.

The guidance note will be subject to a 12-week consultation period from Monday 21 November 2016 to Monday 20 February 2017.

Comments on the draft guidance must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 20 February 2017 by email to localdevelopmentplan@moray.gov.uk, or in writing to Local Development Plan, Development Services, Moray Council, PO Box 6760, Elgin, IV30 9BX.

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